6 Simple Ways to Relieve Menopause Symptoms
HealthAfter50 | Sept 16, 2016 Sept 23, 2016
These six simple strategies may relieve menopause symptoms to your satisfaction—without hormone replacement therapy’s risks or even a visit to your doctor.
1. Strategize your outfit
Wear loose, light, layered clothing. That way, if a a hot flash sweeps through you won’t be drenched in sweat.
2. Avoid caffeine and alcohol
A caffeine- and alcohol-free beverage (like herbal tea) is a better choice than these potential hot-flash triggers.
3. Steer clear of hot and spicy foods
That high-octane salsa may trigger a hot flash. It’s best to go easy on spicy food.
4. Watch your weight
If you’re overweight, losing a few pounds may make you less uncomfortable when hot flashes strike. (Exercise helps some women’s symptoms, too.)
5. Create a breezy bedroom
Keeping your bedroom cool with fans or air conditioning can help fight night sweats.
6. Use a vaginal lubricant
Applying a lubricant just before sex should temporarily relieve vaginal dryness and the possibility of painful intercourse.